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ALEXANDER VOH HUMBOLDT.                 71
hausted to resist a nervous fever attack. For more than
a month Humboldt was detained at Angostura by his
illness, and Bonpland's condition was so serious that
he only retained strength sufficient to treat his own,
malady, and gradually to bring about his recovery
But now new plans roused Humboldt and his friend
to fresh travelling expeditions.